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Community Notices 15th January 2019

The Beehive Bar The Special Consensus will be in the Beehive Bar on Thursday 24th January at 8.30pm. They are a widely acclaimed band, having recently won an award at the International Bluegrass Music Awards 2018. They won Album of the Year as well as Instrumental Recording Performance of the year. A four-person acoustic bluegrass…   ~~~~~~~~  

Big Prize Draw & Dance

Big Christmas Prize Draw & Dance in the Nesbitt Arms The Christmas Lights Draw takes place on Friday night 21st December in the Nesbitt Arms. The first prize is flights for two to New York with €500 spending money – sponsored by Des Campbell and Dúchas magazine (see below for details). A great night’s entertainment and music with…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 11th December 2018 – Updated

Dúchas Magazine There has been a great reaction to this year’s Dúchas, and Compliments to all Concerned. There are many fine contributions but one particular article “Don’t Throw Your Old Books Away” has come in for a lot of mention. It is wonderfully written by Imelda Haughey, a loyal daughter of Ardara living in the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 5th December 2018

  Ardara Shopping Spree Don’t miss the Ardara Shopping Spree from Thursday 6th December to Saturday 8th December. Great value, sales and special offers in the local shops! Please support local businesses and local jobs. See our Shopping Spree & Christmas Lights page for details. The Present Day Join us at The Present Day for Shopping Spree…   ~~~~~~~~  

News Updates

  Notice for Advertisers Our Advertising Package now includes promotions several times a year on our News page at no extra charge. Existing advertisers who wish to promote a sale or event ahead of the Ardara Shopping Spree should receive an email with more information shortly. Alternatively, contact us with details and (optionally) a photo. Contact…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 28th November 2018

25 Card Drive Fundraiser Loughros Heritage Group are holding a 25 Card Drive fundraiser in Teague’s Bar on Friday, 14th December, starting at 8.00pm. All are welcome and your support will be greatly appreciated.   Donegal G.A.P. Heritage & History Group The A.G.M. of the Donegal G.A.P. Heritage & History Group will be held on…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 22nd November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair 2018 This year’s Christmas Craft Fair takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 24th November from 11am to 6pm. The Fair hosts over 30 festive stalls under one roof. Contact Clare Molloy on 087 284 2012 for more information on booking a stall.   Donegal G.A.P. Heritage & History Group The A.G.M. of the Donegal…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 13th November 2018

Annual Card Drive in Teague’s The annual Card Drive in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin will be held in Teague’s Bar this coming Friday 16th November at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.   St Conal’s Annual Dinner Dance The Annual Dinner Dance held by St. Conal’s Church, Ardara, takes place this coming Friday November 16th at…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 6th November 2018

  Matchmaking Special All roads lead to Ardara for another well organised Matchmaking Weekend. All accommodation is currently booked up.  Anyone who is looking for accommodation or who has accommodation available should contact the tourist office at the Heritage Centre on 087 3183383. A number of venues have matchmaking gigs all day Saturday. Also the…   ~~~~~~~~  

RTÉ Looking for New Village & Host Families for TV Show

Host Families/Village wanted – Áine O Neill, Waka TV We are currently working on the return of the hit RTÉ show, Raised by the Village. Our production company was down in Cork and Leitrim last year filming the pilot episode which aired in May 2018. As a production company, we are very proud of the effect…   ~~~~~~~~  

Coillte to unveil Planting Plan for Bonny Glen

Wednesday, 21st of Nov. @ 8pm in the Dolmen Centre After many years of being shut off to public use, Coillte are ready to restore access to our much loved woodland walk at Clooney, Portnoo. The Dolmen Centre Committee have been working on the Community’s behalf to make this amenity available once again. Coillte are…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 31st October 2018

Matchmaking Festival 5K Run/Walk The Matchmaking Festival is holding a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday 10th November at 12 noon beginning at the GAA Clubhouse [View Google Map]. Registration will take place at the Clubhouse from 11am. €10 per adult, €5 for Juniors and €20 for family entry. There are prizes for Senior Gents and Ladies and Junior Male and Female.…   ~~~~~~~~  

News Updates 26th October 2018

Woodhill House Scary Pumpkin Competition Halloween is near! It’s time to get carving those pumpkins again! Woodhill’s Scary Pumpkin Competition for kids is on Sunday 28th October at 3pm!   Halloween Costume Parties in Nancy’s Adults Only Costume Party Sunday 28th October at 9pm Kids’ Fun Costume Party Wednesday 31st October 6pm-9pm   Brackey National…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 23rd October 2018

  Loughros Point Rowing Club Cake Sale The Loughros Point Rowing Club are having a cake sale after 11 o’clock mass this Sunday the 28th of October in the Parish Centre.   The Plough and the Stars Draíocht Drama Group proudly present “The Plough and the Stars” by Sean O’Casey. Venue: The Heritage Centre, Ardara.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 17th October 2018

  Congratulations The congratulations of the community this week goes to Patrick Boomer, son of Therese Gillespie, Portnoo, who finished 5th best offshore rower in the World. He rowed for Loughros Point in the World Coastal Rowing finals in Victoria, Canada this weekend. He also rowed for Loughros Point Rowing Club in the All Ireland…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th October 2018

  The Flu Vaccination The Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held at the Doctors Surgery, Ardara on Tuesday 9th October from 3pm to 5pm. Please telephone 074 9541134 to book an appointment.   The Success that is Cerebreon Cerebreon Technologies was set up a number of years ago by Kenneth Doherty and his wife Jill…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd October 2018

  Paul’s MS journey from Ireland to India – A Message from Julie Dawson Paul, myself and our family would like to invite you to help us celebrate saying a massive THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. It’ll be one year since Paul had his treatment and none of it would have been possible without the help and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Unveiling of Spanish Armada Memorial Stone at Rosbeg

Saturday, 29th of September, Rosbeg Pier The official unveiling of the Spanish Armada Footprint Memorial Stone to commemorate La Duquesa Santa Anna that was shipwrecked off Loughros Mor Bay will take place (430 years ago to the exact date) this Saturday, 29th September 2018 on Rosbeg Pier at 6.00pm. There will be a historical re-enactment…   ~~~~~~~~  

Swimming Pool planning application for the Dolmen Centre

Planning application for Swimming Pool at Dolmen Centre After many years of hard work, much fundraising by the local community and a determined effort by the committee, the Planning Application for a Public Swimming Pool for SW Donegal is finally ready for submission. It is testament to you as a Community, that this process which…   ~~~~~~~~  

V2 Boutique by Verve

  Its with great enthusiasm that we can announce the opening of V2 Boutique by The Verve in Ardara tomorrow 21st of September @ 2pm.  ABOUT Mary Meehan formerly Kennedy from Ardconnel, Ardara is opening her latest store under the fashionista brand The Verve in her home town of Ardara. The shop will specialize in…   ~~~~~~~~